A Tangle of Knots

Longlist, National Book Awards 2013 for Young People's Literature

ISBN 9780399255175
Philomel Books/Penguin Group (USA)

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In a remarkable world where many people are blessed with a special talent, eleven-year-old Cady is an orphan with a phenomenal ability for cake baking… and no idea of the journey that Fate set in place for her the moment she was born. But when Cady moves into an upstairs room in the town’s Lost Luggage Emporium, she meets a curious cast of characters whose lives are tangled with her own in ways she never could have imagined. There’s the ragtag group of siblings struggling to grow beyond their Talents, the woman without any words, and the devious thief on a single-minded mission. And the one thing that ties them all together just might lie inside a single powder-blue suitcase.

In a story that falls into place like a magnificent puzzle, these encounters hold the key to unraveling the mystery of Cady’s past. Lisa Graff adds a pinch of magic to a singular story, creating a novel that will have readers wondering about Fate and the way we’re all connected for a long time to come.